Former Audenshaw School students go head-to-head with Class of 92
Tuesday 14th November 2017 @ 10:41 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Three former Audenshaw School students went head-to-head with some of the most decorated footballers in the world on Sunday.

Joshua Askew, Danny Edwards and Zack Woodcock, who all play for Salford City, played in a special fixture against the ‘Class of 92’.

The star-studded line-up included Manchester United legends Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, as well as Liverpool favourites Steve McManaman and Jamie Carragher, plus Dwight Yorke and Danny Webber.

The fixture, which ended 4-4, was held to mark the official opening of Salford’s redeveloped Peninsula Stadium.

Danny Edwards and Zack Woodcock stand next to Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs

It took less than eight minutes for the Class of 92 to take the lead through Webber, before Yorke doubled the lead in the 15th minute.

However, Salford levelled matters after scoring two quick-fire goals through Anthony Dudley and Dieseruvwe.

Salford took the lead for the first time in the fixture from the penalty in the 34th minute. Despite protestations from Phil Neville, the referee awarded the spot kick, for which Redshaw converted.

The Class of 92 turned on the style before the half-time break and scored two goals in quick succession. Webber made it 3-3 in the 37th minute, before the striker completed his hattrick just three minutes later.

Salford looked to level matters in the second-half and they almost did on two occasions. Woodcock tried his luck and almost netted, before Askew’s acrobatic kick in the box forced Shay Given into a decent save.

The Ammies eventually did find the equaliser with seven minutes remaining through Scott Burton.

It could have been a game to remember for Ogunrinde just two minutes later. However, his excellent effort cannoned off the bar and out to safety.

Following the game, Askew took to Twitter and offered his thoughts.

Askew signed for Salford over summer, having originally progressed through the Blackburn Rovers academy, before enjoying loan spells with Warrington Town and Ramsbottom United.

The left-back has made 11 appearances this season, scoring one and assisting one.

Audenshaw have a great reputation for developing both footballers and rugby players.

Notable faces include Nottingham Forest midfielder Zack Clough, and Warrington Wolves full back Jack Johnson.

Attendance: 4,200

Pictures: Salford City/ @SalfordCityFC